Solar radiation can be captured and turned into useful forms of energy, such as heat and electricity, using a variety of technologies. However, the technical feasibility and economical operation of these technologies at a specific location depends on the available solar resource.
Working Principle of a Semiconductor based Solar Cell
The potential environmental impacts associated with solar power—land use and habitat loss, water use, and the use of hazardous materials in manufacturing—can vary greatly depending on the technology, which includes two broad categories: photovoltaic (PV) solar cells or concentrating solar thermal plants (CSP).
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Solar Energy
This video represent content about Solar Cell, How Does it Work?. From construction of solar cell, Doping N-layer and P-layer, influence of depletion region or P-N junction.
Look, up in the sky, it's a particle! It's a wave! Actually it's both. It's light! How do we know about this stuff? Well, because of Einstein for one. He did more than E = mc^2, you know. But don't stare at the sun to see for yourself, we've got science now.
In this video Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Jeff Grossman explains photovoltaics/solar cells.
Summary of statistics around Solar Energy
The ability to harness sunlight and use that energy to generate electricity is achieved through a variety of methods. This article focuses on the use of photovoltaic cells and solar thermal power plants, however solar energy can also be harnessed for domestic water heating.
Let's understand how Energy is converted into various forms and used to get work done.
The Sun is the major source of energy and vital to life on Earth, but much of its light is reflected.
Understanding what is Energy and the Energy Problem
This video discusses the history of Solar Energy and how the technology has evolved over the years.
This video gives a simple but compelling introduction to solar energy. Did you know that all of the energy we use comes from the sun,? You probably know that’s true for solar panels, but the sun is also the ultimate source for energy generated by wind, water, and fossil fuels.